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On Healing : 5 Things I Picked Up from Hitting an All-Time Low

I have just gone through what could be the most painful couple of weeks of my life to date. On February 13, I lost Madie, my 7-year old Chow Spitz. I never thought it would take me this long to grieve over her passing. I’ve lost family pets in the past and although it hurt each time, there has never been anything that has affected me as much as this. Continue reading On Healing : 5 Things I Picked Up from Hitting an All-Time Low

NT Sweat x Cosmopolitan Philippines – Vol. 2

Christmas is in a few days and by now you’re probably either naughty to be skipping your workouts or nice to be sticking to ’em. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. If you have a gym or studio membership, you might even notice the amount of people coming to work out drop significantly. It happens every year.

Look, I know how busy this time of the year can get. And with everyone out on the streets (with their cars!), traffic could not get any worse. To save you time, I’ve put together the latest set of workouts I filmed for Cosmpolitan Philippines. We’ve added a bit of variety this time so you get to choose how you want to break a sweat.

Perfect for when you can’t run to the gym or studio. Continue reading NT Sweat x Cosmopolitan Philippines – Vol. 2

Slow Travelling [Photo Diary]

Kata Hill, Phuket

I’m not a traveller, but neither do I consider myself a tourist. I am fortunate to be able to get away from the city every now and then but extra fortunate when I fly out of the country for work and then get to squeeze in a short holiday.

I breathe new experiences, I hear different languages and I get to interact with various people. Continue reading Slow Travelling [Photo Diary]

Woman We Love: Yoga with Sanya Lopez

Just last week, I published the first instalment of a series of posts featuring beautiful women who spark inspiration. We started out with Gabbi Garcia who nailed the NT Sweat Sesh we did together. If you weren’t able to catch that one, you can read it here.

This week, we’re focusing on Sanya Lopez, who tried her first yoga class with me. Sanya didn’t know what to expect but ended up feeling ecstatic when she started to break some serious sweat during our class. Continue reading Woman We Love: Yoga with Sanya Lopez

Whole Again: Slowing Down at the IASIS Health & Wholeness Center

A couple of weeks before this month began, I found myself in a slump. It was the lowest I’ve felt in a long time and I felt frustrated when, after sitting in silence for hours, I still couldn’t shut out all the noise in my head.  Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t really meditate for hours. It was sort of a purging I like to practice, just letting all the ideas run through my head without my notebook to take notes and taking the risk of bidding what could be a few good ideas goodbye. Continue reading Whole Again: Slowing Down at the IASIS Health & Wholeness Center

That Sasha Fierce in All of Us –Yep, I Went There!

I know Sasha Fierce is so three years ago, but I’ll use her anyway. This is a tribute to the celebration of International Women’s Day. Ladies put your hands up!

I was led to write this blog entry following, what I would say, is a healthy obsession over books written by strong and empowered women. Okay, there was Keith Ferrazzi (a male author) sandwiched in between Amy Poehler and Arianna Huffington. But you get it, I was on a pretty good streak of books screaming Girl Power. Continue reading That Sasha Fierce in All of Us –Yep, I Went There!

I GOT THIS: adidas Launches a New Campaign to Connect with Active Women

This has got to be one of the most exciting opportunities thrown my way this year. Since realizing my passions, I have made it my personal mission to inspire others, not just to live a healthier life, but to chase their goals, tackle them and pin them down.

adidas helps women, like me, become the strongest, most empowered versions of themselves and it is such an honor to be part of this team. For every struggle, every drop of sweat, every PR that has to be met, there will always be a moment wherein you’d want to throw in the towel. But if you’re not yet done, just breathe and tell yourself: “I Got This”.

(Official Press Release from adidas PH below)

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Of #Fitspirations and Flaws

The other night, I was online looking around for inspiration for Pretty Darn Fit’s Facebook page in an effort to carry out the promise I made to myself on curating content for it religiously. If you’re familiar with Pinterest, you would know that it’s one of the biggest social media platforms that houses many beautiful images and bits of useful information regardless of what keyword you type in. And because we now live in a world wherein every tap and click determines what sort of content is fed to you, I was (not surprisingly) welcomed by posts that went, “7 Moves for a Flatter Stomach”, “How to Burn 1,000 Calories” and (the one that got my eyes going O.o) “How to Look Stylish at the Gym”.

Continue reading Of #Fitspirations and Flaws